Posted by / On 1 May 2015   Articles / Studio Photoshoots

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It’s not easy to command moviegoers’ attention when you’re sharing the screen with the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr. — especially when you’re the new kid on the block. But, in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, that’s exactly what Elizabeth Olsen does (and then some).

You probably know Olsen from Martha Marcy May Marlene or Godzilla (and, of course, from her famous sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley), but this role is taking her career to the next level. She plays Scarlet Witch, one of the newly-introduced characters in the franchise’s sequel, and a twin to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver. But, this duo isn’t just any old addition to the Marvel Universe. (Trust us; we got a sneak peek at the film!)

“Aaron and I were completely integral to the plot,” Olsen told us at a recent junket. “A lot of times, they introduce characters and they’re just kind of sidekicks, but we actually make certain moments of the film happen…it was really nice.” To learn more, we sat down with Olsen to get all the details on her new role, from the scoop on what it was like working with Joss Whedon to the surprising way her sisters inspired her character.

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Posted by / On 1 May 2015   Articles / Studio Photoshoots

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Elizabeth Olsen is doing more than bringing the Marvel Comics character Scarlet Witch to the big screen in Friday’s tentpole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She’s also doubling the number of women on the Avengers roster.

“It’s really cool, and I don’t take it for granted,” said Olsen, 26, a self-professed fan of the comic book film franchise.

Previously, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, was the sole female member of the muscle-bound team of super-studs, comprising Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye. With four Marvel movies under her utility belt and a fifth (“Captain America: Civil War”) slated to begin filming next week, Johansson, 30, is a veteran of the flourishing Marvel Cinematic Universe. And she’s eager to welcome more women to the franchise.

“For so long, female superheroes have been mistreated, and I think women’s roles in general are often oversimplified and generic and saccharine,” said Johansson earlier this month at the Walt Disney Studio lot in Burbank.

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Posted by / On 1 May 2015   Studio Photoshoots

One portrait of Elizabeth Olsen and Joss Whedon, taken while at Meet the Filmmakers: “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been added to the gallery.


Posted by / On 1 May 2015   Public Appearances

After attending Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Actors with The Avengers: Age of Ultron co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth attended the screening of the movie hosted by The Cinema Society & Audi. Photos have been added to the gallery.

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